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July 16, 2012 8:29 AM Subscribe
What career background is necessary to be hired as a (non-entry-level) consultant with McKinsey or Boston Consulting Group?
posted by brambory to work & money (5 answers total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
Mr. brambory's dream job in the next two to five years would be to be a consultant with a big name consulting group. He's been invited to begin the interview process with McKinsey, but after meeting other potential interviewees, he's feeling like his experience might not be enough.
His current job is as a business analyst in a big company in the financial sector. He's led a few projects, including one that involved an overseas trip for a month plus, but most of this was initiated by him and not part of his main work or job title.
Eight years ago, he worked for a business/management consulting group, but it was definitely not the same calibre as McKinsey or BCG.
Mr. brambory isn't interested in a recent-grad type of position instead he was approached as a potential 'experienced hire'.
So, in order to get his dream job, does Mr. brambory need to first get a proper managerial job on his CV? What else can he do to increase his desirability? Any hints or tips on the interview process?
The invitation to interview is open and we're not desperate to move at the moment, so he'd rather take the time to increase the chances that he'd get hired rather than just applying now.
Any first person experiences would be especially appreciated!